Please find below information about Army careers for young people
age 16+. This information is for all SLT and careers officers and we encourage
you to pass the following on to all students in secondary school.
Only 8% of secondary age children are aware of the career
opportunities available to them in the British Army, and many are unaware that only
30% of army careers are in combat roles. This means that many careers found in
civilian life (teachers, doctors, nurses, vets, dentists, engineers, IT, tech,
chaplains, lawyers, HR, PR/media etc.) are also found in the Army. Army jobs offer
higher pay, more opportunities, guaranteed continuous training and
qualifications, transferable skills for life, plus adventurous lifestyle, fun
We encourage schools to make secondary school-age children aware about
these opportunities, regardless of social background, religion, ethnicity,
gender etc. Everyone is equal in the army.
Below are links to films about scholarships,
bursaries, and apprenticeships, including videos from student’s points of view.
Film 2 Bursaries
Army Bursaries and Scholarships v5a_Approved_02-04-20
Animated social media clip – by 33
Additionally please see
this link to the Army website for Teachers - A FREE teacher resources
for online teamwork and leadership lessons - Teacher Hub. This link also provides information about presentations
and workshops, work experience, meeting Gatsby benchmarks, and all information
about army funding for students through college and university from age 16+.